Best of the Adirondacks at Paul Smith's VIC

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Coming Events

Winter Adventures

Winter
Ski Trail Conditions
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Natalie Bombard-Leduc Ski School
Snowshoe and Ski
Rentals
Jenkins Mountain Open Woods Ski Zone
Winter Day and Season Trail Passes
Heron Marsh Cafe and Gallery
ADK
Tour De Ski

Summer Adventures

Hiking
Camping
Jenkins Mountain Scramble
Canoe Adventures
Facility Rentals
Butterfly House

SAM Fest 2024

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Join us for the return of SAM Fest, the free Science, Art and Music Festival at Paul Smith's VIC on Saturday, April 13!  This year's theme is Earth Canvas: Art […]

FREE

Woodcock Walk

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Of course it's back because this is so much fun! A perennial favorite--the program and the timberdoodle (the American Woodcock). Join naturalist Milt Adams again this year in hopes of […]

$7.5 – $15.00

Medicinal Mushroom Workshop

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Learn about local and common non-local medicinal mushrooms in this unique workshop. Harvesting, preparation and cultivation of mushrooms will be discussed, including the methods to prepare tinctures. Participants will make […]

$125

Learn to Measure Tree Height – Big Tree Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Who doesn't love Tall Trees? Take this FREE program from Dr. Justin Waskiewicz and learn easy ways to measure a tree's height. Followed by a weekend long contest to find […]

Free

Boreal Mosses

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Mosses in the Boreal Forest have an outsize influence on its ecology. This introductory field class will introduce participants to the more prominent mosses and their ecology along the VIC […]

$45.00

Tree core demonstration to age a living tree – Big Tree Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Join this unique opportunity with Dr. Justin Waskiewicz. He conducts a boring technique on a living tree, taking a core sample to determine a tree's age. This FREE demonstration is part […]

FREE

Learn to throw an Axe – Big Tree Fest

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Axe Throwing! Wouldn't you love to learn this thrilling and fun skill? Watch an axe throwing demonstration from the Paul Smith's College Woodsman's team and give it a try yourself. […]

FREE

Guided Canoe Paddle – Summer

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Enjoy a beginner level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff. Take in refreshing views and earn about Adirondack wetlands, bogs and the fascinating diversity of life they support […]

$15 – $25

Guided Canoe Paddle – Summer

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Enjoy a beginner level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff. Take in refreshing views and earn about Adirondack wetlands, bogs and the fascinating diversity of life they support […]

$15 – $25
Event Series Wild Edibles Walks

Wild Edibles Walks

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

This program is offered on multiple dates (see drop down menu). Learn to identify wild local edible plants with expert Pat Banker from Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Pat will answer […]

$7.50 – $15.00

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration (GABC)

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration (GABC) returns this coming May 31-June 2, 2024 for the 20th time. The 3 day event is designed to introduce birders of all ages and […]

Free – $125.00

Guided Canoe Paddle – Summer

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY, United States

Enjoy a beginner level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff. Take in refreshing views and earn about Adirondack wetlands, bogs and the fascinating diversity of life they support […]

$15 – $25

Events and Programs

8023 State Route 30 Paul Smiths, NY 12970

518-327-6241

vic@paulsmiths.edu

Open weekends: 9:00 - 5:00

Open 7 days/week 9am-5pm

Lodge is closed for a private event Saturday June 24th.

Canoe trip, trails and Butterfly House are all open to the public and front desk services will be available in the front of the lodge.